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Re: proposal: enhance and rename guile-tools

From: Andy Wingo
Subject: Re: proposal: enhance and rename guile-tools
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 12:51:09 +0200
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On Mon 21 Mar 2011 22:50, Neil Jerram <address@hidden> writes:

> - "gel" is short; and it's the name of Guile before it was Guile; and
>   suggests sticking things together; and AFAIK isn't already being used
>   for anything else; and has similar key positions as "gdo", so is
>   equally easy to type.

Gel is good!

> - I think I might find guile-tools (as is) less bothering if its
>   built-in commands (help, version and list) were rewritten as scripts
>   themselves.  Then it would be clearer that the remaining code in
>   guile-tools was just implementing the main-invocation convention for
>   scripts/*.

Good idea also!

> On the overall point, of having a separate name instead of just "guile",
> I think it just comes down to the observation that "because the `git'
> experience seems definitive".  And I agree that it's hard to argue with
> that.
> Best wishes for reaching a decision on this!

Heh, thanks!  I'm going to stir the pot a little bit now, with another
suggestion for the name :)


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